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'''Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet''', (; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903), was a physics|physicist and mathematics|mathematician. Born in Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at the University of Cambridge, where he served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. In physics, Stokes made seminal contributions to fluid dynamics (including the Navier–Stokes equations) and to physical optics. In mathematics he formulated the first version of what is now known as Stokes' theorem and contributed to the theory of asymptotic expansions. He served as secretary, then president, of the Royal Society of London.
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